Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fall Festival 2011

Our church put on their annual Fall Festival on October 31, 2011. This year, Josiah and Caleb chose not to dress up. The reality is that it's hard to have fun on rides and games in costumes. Plus, it was really hot when we arrived. Silas really wanted to wear the elephant costume, but the moment we got out of the car he took it off. It was way to hot for it. They all had a blast, and I couldn't believe we stayed almost the entire night. On the way home, the three little ones and I stopped at the grocery store for a few items. We discovered that their pumpkins were now discounted all the way to free. They were so excited to end the night by each getting their own pumpkin. I so love seeing how something so simple as a free pumpkin can put a smile on three little boys' faces.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Granddad Visits Us Twice!

First Visit (October 13-15, 2011)

We were so happy to have Granddad come out and visit us twice in October! He was so patient when I dragged him to Costco pretty much as soon as he got off the airplane. It is always nice to have another adult when taking 4 kids to Costco. Thanks, Dad!

Second Visit (October 20-22, 2011)

The second trip Granddad made to California, we took him to Tanaka Farms. The boys had a blast running through the maze, petting the animals, and picking out a pumpkin.